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Apple has been eager to point out lately that unlike Google and Facebook it doesn’t collect or sell your personal information. It’s been a great way for the company to differentiate itself from its competitors and Apple has apparently won over Edward Snowden in the process.
In a recent interview, Snowden was asked whether he thinks Tim Cooks perspective on privacy has been genuine and honest, to which Snowden replied, “it doesn’t matter if he’s being honest or dishonest,” but “that’s a good thing for privacy. That’s a good thing for customers.”
Snowden pointed out that Apple obviously has a financial incentive to differentiate itself from competitors, and we should incentivize other companies to follow their path:
Uber’s business plan may have just received a big blow from the California Labor Commission today as it ruled that one of the ride-hailing service’s drivers is actually an employee, not a contracted worker.
Uber was ordered by the court to reimburse San Francisco-based driver Barbara Ann Berwick $4,000 for work-related expenses she accrued while driving for the service. The ride-sharing company has maintained that it’s drivers are merely contractors, however the court ruled that Uber acts much more like a traditional employer than it claims.
Apple’s new store in New York’s Upper East Side might be the most posh retail location the iPhone-maker has ever opened, but according to a new report, Jony Ive and Angela Ahrendts have tag-teamed some new design changes for other stores that will give them more of a ‘premium feel.’
Apple is adding all kind of new features for iPad users in iOS 9 that will boost your productivity on a tablet, but developers are already finding ways to make those new tools a lot more fun by injecting some gaming into them.
iOS developer Adam Bell revealed that it’s possible to hack iOS 9’s Picture-in-Picture mode to run your favorite game, instead of just supporting video playback and FaceTime video calls. Bell’s hack doesn’t require jailbreaking, and instead uses a public API to push DOOM into the smaller window so you game while you work.
Check it out:
The Federal Communications Commission announced today that it’s slapping AT&T with a hefty fine for misleading subscribers about unlimited data plans. At a grand total of $100 million, it’s the largest fine the agency has proposed, after AT&T was caught throttling speeds of unlimited data plans without telling them.
Still waiting for your Apple Watch pre-order to arrive? It might be time to just cancel your order and head down to the local Apple Store.
Apple Stores have allegedly started receiving their first initial shipments of Apple Watch units for sale through in-store reservations and personal pickup when purchased online, claims a new report.
I’ve been loving Apple’s “Shot on iPhone 6’ ad campaign, if for no other reason than it gives me hope that one day, I too will be able to capture crazy beautiful images with my smartphone’s camera.
Apple has pushed the campaign with tons of billboards, posters and videos, all shot by various iPhone 6 users around the world. The latest group of short videos features breathtaking shots of the Netherlands, Norway, Oregon and Australia, accompanied by sweet indie jams like “Murakami” by Made in Heights.
Watch all four videos below:
The iPad Pro has pretty much been confirmed by a hidden keyboard in iOS 9, and more clues are popping in the first iOS 9 beta that may reveal the device will have the same pixel density as the iPad Air 2.
Spotify’s software engineers have cooked up a new feature that lets you rewind your music tastes to see what they would have been like if you were born in a different generation.
When Apple Music launches at the end of June you won’t have to pay a cent to listen to all the music your ears can hear for the first three months. If you want to keep using Apple Music after the three month trial period though you’ll have to fork over $10 a month, and according to a new report it’s paying out more to the record labels than Spotify.